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  • Know signs of gambling problem Feb 25, 2015 12:01 AM
    An Elgin letter to the editor: With more opportunities to gamble throughout our community than ever before, the harder it will be for the problem gambler to resist. March is National Gambling Awareness Month, and I would like to encourage anyone who gambles to keep track of their wins and loses, and if the loses add up to gambling debt it’s time to seek professional help.

  • Congregation Kneseth Israel offers a new adult Hebrew class Feb 25, 2015 12:35 AM
    Congregation Kneseth Israel, 330 Division St. in Elgin, is forming a new adult Hebrew class. It will meet every other Sunday for eight sessions from 11 a.m. to noon. Classes begin March 1.

  • Independent Players bring 1920s comedies to Elgin Feb 25, 2015 2:26 PM
    During the four weeks from Feb. 27 to March 22, Independent Players is presenting two vintage comedies from the 1920s — George Kaufman and Edna Ferber’s “The Royal Family” and A.A. Milne’s “Mr. Pim Passes By” — at the Elgin Art Showcase in Elgin.

  • Solo in downtown Elgin trying to get contemporary wine bar off the ground Feb 26, 2015 11:17 AM
    With its high-quality American fare, contemporary decor and well-trained wait staff, newcomer Solo has made a good start at contributing a much-needed spark to the dining scene in downtown Elgin. Proprietors Frank and Renae Ferru, a husband-and-wife team, can take pride in what they have accomplished so far with their restaurant and wine bar. Still, there's a little work to do to sustain the early momentum.

  • Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Feb 26, 2015 11:11 AM
    The Illinois State Rifle Association and will be sponsoring their annual Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Springfield, IL.

  • Elgin residents ask questions at Coffee with a Cop Feb 25, 2015 3:04 PM
    More than 20 people attended the Elgin Police Department’s third Coffee with a Cop session, held Wednesday morning at Big Apple Bagels on McLean Boulevard. The program, founded and led by Police Commander Ana Lalley, allows residents to ask any and all questions of the officers. “The ability to communicate directly with the community is great, and it’s a chance for them to get to know the officers,” she said.

  • Elgin Master Chorale looks ahead after name change, rebranding Feb 26, 2015 7:09 PM
    Upcoming concerts by the Elgin Master Chorale symbolize the evolution of the 68-year Fox Valley institution and its rebranding efforts, its leaders say. “We want to expose students to the intersection of music and history,” chorale board President Chris Johnson said. “Rodgers and Hammerstein — there is nothing like American musical theater. History is no just about wars and elections — history is also about culture.”

  • Elgin church to give away monthly food baskets Feb 26, 2015 7:21 PM
    A new church in Elgin is giving away food baskets to help those going through a rough patch. “Sometimes you just need a few extras to get you through the month,” says Elgin City Church Pastor Rusty Wimberly. On the first Sunday of every month, instead of providing full meals, the church will be providing those who come visit with a bag or baskets of the essentials of bread, milk and eggs.

  • Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois to celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Feb 24, 2015 7:32 PM
    On Feb. 27 to March 1, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, along with its sister councils across the country, will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. News: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls in northern Illinois a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and direct sales throughout the area.

  • Quaker folksinger to perform March 8 at Brethren Coffeehouse Feb 24, 2015 10:25 PM
    Take the banjo-picking and spirited lyrics of a folk singer, cross them with the astringent wit of a literature professor, add the wisdom and compassion of a Quaker, and you have Bill Jolliff, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, teacher, and poet, who will perform at a coffee house at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the Highland Avenue Church of the Brethren in Elgin.

  • Elgin committee holds Realtors’ tour Feb 24, 2015 5:10 PM
    More than 30 Realtors took a tour Tuesday morning designed to showcase the variety of residential neighborhoods in Elgin. “We have such great housing stock that you can be kind of urban, you can be suburban, you can choose old or new — and not everybody knows that," said event organizer Susan Angell-Case.

  • Join in National Girl Scout Weekend Feb. 27-March 1 Feb 24, 2015 12:17 PM
    This Feb. 27 through March 1, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls in northern Illinois a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and direct sales throughout the area.

  • Get tickets for annual Geneva Wedding Walk Feb 24, 2015 12:09 PM
    These cold winter months are the hottest planning time for brides-to-be. The seventh annual Geneva Bride Wedding Walk will be held on Sunday, March 1, and is the perfect opportunity for brides to visit every type of wedding vendor on their list. The Wedding Walk kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Herrington Inn & Spa at 15 S. River St. Admission includes an infinity scarf, tote bag, and favors from the vendors.

  • ‘Spamalot’ brings silly humor to South Elgin Feb 24, 2015 1:21 PM
    Students at South Elgin High School feel right at home as they bring the highly irreverent humor of “Spamalot” to life on stage this week. "I was surprised how many were familiar with and have watched the movie ‘Holy Grail’ numerous times," said director Karen Brhel.

  • Middleby to acquire Marel High Speed Slicing business unit Feb 24, 2015 12:08 PM
    The Middleby Corp. Tuesday announced it will acquire the assets and the manufacturing facility of the High Speed Slicing business unit of Marel, based in Norwich, United Kingdom.

  • Speed likely a factor in fatal Elgin crash Feb 23, 2015 5:17 PM
    Elgin police say speed was likely a factor in a crash early Saturday morning that killed two men. Just after midnight Saturday, Elgin police were called to a single-vehicle crash on the 1100 block of Forest Drive.

  • Police: Barricade situation ends in Elgin Feb 23, 2015 9:07 AM
    Elgin police are on the scene of a barricaded person making threats on the 500 block of East Chicago, authorities said. Authorities said the person locked themselves in the home at about 4:15 a.m.

  • Youth theater takes on ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ Feb 23, 2015 1:20 PM
    Find out what happens to Millie, an ambitious young woman who moves to New York to start a “modern” life during Prohibition, when Spotlight Youth Theater Kane County presents "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre.

  • Retired teachers to meet with TRS Outreach director Feb 23, 2015 5:38 PM
    The Northern Kane County Retired Educators, a group of retired teachers, administrators, and educational assistants, will host Rich Frankenfeld, Teachers’ Retirement System Outreach Director, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3. Frankenfeld will address the developments surrounding the pension situation for educators, both those currently retired and those considering retirement in the near future.

  • Wintrust presents Small Business Seminars: Top Five Workplace Issues Employers Face in 2015 Feb 23, 2015 5:43 PM
    Wintrust will host small business seminars in March at five of its community bank locations. Each seminar will be led by Attorney Mark A. Spognardi of Pautsch Spognardi & Baiocchi Legal Group, LLC and will cover the top five workplace issues employers face in 2015. The seminars are just one of the many free resources Wintrust offers to local business owners.

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